Blue Baron Holly

Ilex x meserveae 'Blue Baron' PP #16,151

SKU
03262
Superb dwarf variety with a compact habit. Dark blue-green foliage turns burgundy tinged in winter. This male variety features small white flowers that will pollenize female Blue Hollies to produce berries. Useful evergreen for foundation plantings or massed in a shrub border.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationI-leks MESS-erv-ay
Average Size at MaturityUpright, rounded habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasBlue Baron makes a perfect foundation plant, backdrop, hedge or screen. Use to soften unsightly corners of fences or buildings, or plant at the back of shrub and perennial borders for reliable year round foliage. Perfect for holiday crafts.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureFruit Poisonous, Pollenizer, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley (Pieris); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Magnolia (Magnolia)

Prefers moist, well-drained, rich, slightly acidic soils but highly adaptable. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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